Kumu Hula Leihi’ilani Kirkpatrick led the haumāna of Hālau Ka Lei Kukui Hi’ilani in a blessing for Ohana Christian Church. The Ohana Christian Church Fellowship has been meeting at Kapaa Middle School for over 20 years. Now God has provided a permanent place for them to hold their services. Mahalo ke Akua! After some renovations, a special blessing and celebration was held on November 8. We were honored to be asked to bring a blessing of Thanksgiving. May the good news of Jesus Christ, His Grace, His Mercy, His Love, His Power continue to be proclaimed at OCF.
Kumu Leihi’ilani Kirkpatrick was invited by the Kaua’i Mokihana Festival to honor Queen Liliʻuokalani.
Also invited was Lady Ipo Kahaunaele. Her presentation was about sharing her time when she worked for the Liliʻuokalani Trust. She sang Paoakalani. A song written by the Queen.
Kumu Leihi’ilani shared about the Queenʻs legacy as she composed the popular song Ke Aloha o Ka Haku. Kumu Leihi’ilani also shared her mother’s way of honoring the Queens’s legacy at the Liliuokalaniʻs Elementary School where she taught. Kumu Leihi’ilani then danced Makalapua. A song composed in the Queens’s honor at her birth.
At the end Kumu Maka Herrod, Lady Ipo Kahaunaele and Kumu Leihi’ilani sang and Kumu Leihi’ilani danced Aloha ʻoe.